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Ten Ways to Upcycle Your Old T-shirts

There’s always that one t-shirt that is impossible to throw away. You know the one. You’ve had it for years and besides the sentimental attachment it is also one of the most comfortable articles of clothing you have in your closet. Still, there comes a time when that t-shirt is almost impossible to wear in public. The good news is you don’t have to get rid of it.

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8 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Environmental Awareness

There’s no better place to start environmental advocacy than at home. Teaching your kids how to properly respect the environment doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can be a great way to involve the entire family and have some fun. The more you show your children how to properly care for the Earth, the more aware they will be about how their actions affect the environment. If you’re not sure where to start, these tips can help you get

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Natural Ways to Stop Snoring

We all know somebody that has problems with snoring. The truth is that snoring really is common; around 40% of men and 25% of women are dealing with that problem every night. While we are willing to overlook snoring when it happens occasionally, when it is happening frequently it can make us crazy. It can cause serious problems with the quantity and quality of sleep, not just for yourself but also for your family members or roommates. No matter

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Eco-Friendly De-Icing for the Winter

The winter season and its much cooler weather is now upon us. This season, while it offers plenty of fun activities if you don’t mind the cold, also brings in plenty of snow and ice. In order to combat slippery sidewalks and street, many people turn to traditional de-icers. Perhaps you have even sprinkled some in your driveway to keep it from freezing over. However, not all de-icers are made equal. Dangers of Conventional De Icers The most

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Natural Remedies for Anxiety

There are moments in our lives we all feel nervous, anxious and worried. That is something we can’t help but feel; it just happens. There are a lot of reasons why we feel upset and anxious, like work, health, money, family and love. Probably every one of us can add at least one more reason why we are feeling anxious each day. For some, that is the visit from mother-in-law and for other that is an annoying colleague from work. Anxiety can come

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10 Simple Ways You Can Go Green Today

For many, the idea of “going green” can be daunting, especially when you’re not sure where to start. The great news is you don’t need to make huge lifestyle changes in order to help save the environment. In fact, even the simplest of changes can have a pretty big impact if you combine it all together. There might already be some tips you are already following, but consider adding two or three more to your routine. Below are 10 simple

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Amazing Aloe Vera – A Natural Eco-Friendly Medicine

Many people with on-going health problems are willing to try alternative therapies and medicine in an attempt to reduce their reliance on pharmaceutical treatments, and perhaps to find a cure, or at least improvements to their health and well-being. Others are keen to find more natural, green health care, and reduce their reliance on chemicals.  However, there are so many claims by so many alternative therapists, that trying them can be

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Planning a Great Staycation

Winter is traditionally the time that people start to look to destinations for their summer holidays, but it's not too late! The lure of sunny beaches with soft white sand seems all too delicious to refuse, but how about considering a ‘staycation’ this year instead? A staycation is a vacation taken at home where you take the time to do all the things you always meant to, but never find the time to actually do. To make it more authentic

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How Sustainable Are Big Companies?

Do you drink a Starbucks coffee in the morning? What about when you don't have time to cook something and you grab a quick burger from McDonalds? What about Coca-Cola? Apple? Do you know if these big companies are trying to better our environment? Or do they just keep it hush hush? Let’s start with Starbucks; are they going down a greener route? On their website there's a section that's called "Shared Planet" that explains what they are

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Leave Only Footprints: Eco-friendly travel

With the ever growing pollution problem compromising air quality around the world, the oceans filling up with plastic and overuse and pollution of our waterways, leaving our earth the way nature intended is getting harder. Traveling is always fun but do you leave anything there? Do you leave things are you found them? Do you drop some sustainable practices as they are more inconvenient when you travel? Travel is a great education, but our

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